Concerns about cybercriminal activity among Canadian adults 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted among adults in the United States regarding their concern about experiencing various forms of cybercriminal activity. According to the September 2018 survey, 76.8 percent of the respondents indicated they they were either very or fairly concerned about identity theft.

Cybersecurity and online privacy concerns among adults in Canada as of September 2018

Percentage of respondents registering concern
Identity theft (somebody stealing your personal data and impersonating you)76.8%
Being a victim of bank card or online banking fraud76%
Discovering malicious software (viruses, etc.) on your device74.2%
Your social network account or email being hacked65.2%
Receiving fraudulent emails or phone calls asking for your personal details62.8%
Not being able to access online services like banking or public services due to cyber-attacks62.7%
Online fraud where goods purchased are not delivered, are counterfeit or are not as advertised61%
Being asked for a payment in return for getting back control of your device59%
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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

September 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The statistic indicates respondents who registered "Fairly concerned" plus "Very concerned."

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